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Poster: Elric_Dewisant Date: Nov 6, 2010 6:38am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Does This Make Sense?

So what? Williams can't be prosecuted for copyright fraud, or some other such abuse of the system kind of offence?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Nov 6, 2010 7:28am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Does This Make Sense?

It is illegal to materially misrepresent information on a copyright office filing. But its a criminal offence and rarely prosecuted and the maximum penalty is a $2500 fine. So it is far too easy to get away with. The US should adopt the stance that countries like Australia have were the fines and punishments for copyfraud were brought into line with those for copyright infringement creating a perfect balance.